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This is by far the weakest of any Toronto /Hamilton stations. In Etobicoke I pretty much need to aim my UHF antenna right at it to receive it which means my Toronto/Buffalo stations disappear. The transmitter is on a microwave tower above a Bell building on Upper Wentworth and Fennell (ie. not very high off the ground like the rest of the Toronto /Hamilton stations).
After a lengthy absence, CBLFT program guide data is back and it appears to be stable on CBLT as well now. But be warned a few tuners (particularly CECBs) have difficulty picking it up (pretty sure this is a bug in the tuner firmware)
a) CBC uses CVCT in its PSIP (not sure why but it is legal PSIP) - the Zenith DTT901 appears to be tripped up by this
b) CBC has EIT/ETT block cycle through PIDs rather than a static mapping (again legal PSIP) - the RCA dta800 appears to be tripped up by this when EIT-0/ETT-) aren;t on the lowest PIS (I realize this is probably too technical for those not familiar with the ATSC PSIP specification ) WUTV FOX 29 Buffalo also does it this way but has a much smaller cycle so it's less apparent there.
WIVB - 130am next day
CBLT - 1000pm next day
WKBW - 730pm next day
CFTO - 700pm
CHCH - 700pm
WNED - 1000am next day
CICA - 800am four days (listings & times are corrupted, see attachment)
WNLO - 130am next day
CBLFT - 1030am next day
WUTV - 100pm next day
CJMT - 700am next day
CIII - 1030pm
CKVP - 1000pm
CFMT - 730am next day
WBBZ - 4 blank entries
(CITY is rarely receivable here due to interference from WNED.)
Whats' the deal with CICA (TVO)???
I still have data on my (newer) Sony, however, which is able to get listings from the internet (not just OTA). So if your TV happens to be internet-capable, you could try changing its settings to get the TV guide from an online source. If not, it might be time to hook up an internet-capable device to your TV, so at least you can check out the listings on Zap2it.com
I live just North of Toronto, by the way, and had been getting TVGOS data from CFTO with no problem for years. I had also heard recently that Rovi would be phasing out the OTA data over several months...looks like they got to CFTO.
Edited by fbruce - 2/24/13 at 12:07am
Toronto, ON - leaf antenna
I have the basic leaf antenna (without the USB plug), and am getting around 7 - 8 channels. Would getting the Ultra Amplified Leaf Antenna improve the number of channels available to me? Here's the link to my tv fool analysis: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46ae0b3e8195a5
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Yup, I do that regularly as well because the number of stations we receive have grown over the years.
This is some of what I get. There are other stations that I don't use.
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, 17.1, 17.3, 19.1, 23.1, 23.2, 26.1, 26.2, 26.3, 29.1, 40.1, 41.1, 43.5, 47.1, 49.1, 57.1.
Forgot to mention back in the summer that CHCJ Hamilton RF35 (CTV Two repeater) had re-applied to increase power. The CRTC should be ruling on this pretty soon.
Ruling came out yesterday - APPROVED